Happy Easter weekend!
So happy to have a low energy day today. Good Friday for us non-religious types is a day off from the routine and school, although I noticed quickly that the kids manage to drive me a little bit batty just the same. 🙂
Mean Mom (me) realized that a free-for-all, non-organized day will progress into chaos, so I took the reigns and created some structure, like this:
Fortnite-obsessed kid was to unplug and eat a proper lunch, not just a handful of candy, followed by writing a thank-you letter in French to his Italian aunt who gave him money for his birthday, and then empty the dishwasher before plugging back in.
He rolled his eyes at me. My reaction?
Roll Away Boy.
The girl child in the meantime set up the game of Life which I played with her. That game is fun and interesting and completely unrealistic. I mean, payday happens every few steps… I ended up with Film Star as my career choice which I chose over Farmer because I’m just so tired today, and, because it paid better.
She won. Because of course she did. 🙂
Then she and I will commence making lemon poppy-seed Easter cupcakes to bring to the paternal side of the family tomorrow. Rest of the time, she can do whatever – draw and craft her Easter decorations, make cards, watch tv, I don’t care.
I did a little bit of work, typed up some baseball coach notes from a previous meeting, and took a handful of meds to ease the pain in my neck and head. Is this a weather inducing headache I’m experiencing? I certainly hope it’s a change for the better….too cold around here!
I will be posting to the blog more regularly next week. I have several drafts ready to publish, mostly about parenting teens and tweens, which is what’s occupying my brain at the moment. But there are other things going on and percolating through my brain, so no worries, I will intersperse my parenting drama with non-parenting drama to achieve some sort of blog-posting-equilibrium. As much as I like to write, or read other people’s, rant and venting posts, occasionally we need to be reminded that life has another side to notice, too.
So happy Easter to everyone! See you next week.